I’m guilty, I admit it. I.waste.too.much.time. There, I said it, that feels better. Can you really teach an old dog new tricks? I have some bad habits I need to change. Since I lost my job however many years ago (it’s hard to remember) I’ve been free to do what I want when I want for the most part. That is NOT good for me. I know that if I don’t get to something today, that I can generally put it off till tomorrow. That’s what I do, but sometimes tomorrow never comes.
See that definition? Proposal for DOING or ACHIEVING something. DECIDE on and ARRANGE in ADVANCE. That’s what I don’t do…
Things must change! I need to have a schedule—a work schedule, a housecleaning schedule, possibly a weekly menu, and even some kind of exercise routine. I feel like I’m being buried alive by clutter. I need to make time to get my life and my home in order. That’s where the word of the year comes in. My word for 2013 is PLAN. I must make plans, and stick to them in order to ACHIEVE anything.
I have found a few things on Pinterest that I may try—weekly schedule, and even this great tip about “prime” real estate. Last year I printed out a great monthly list of things to do. LAST year! I still have it—it’s been floating around the house for the last 12 months, which speaks volumes! Then there’s the 40 bags in 40 days! That’s probably the one I need to start with.
Apparently when I do purge and organize, it only lasts about a year. I last did it two years ago, and it all stayed so neat for a very long time. But, little by little stuff started creeping in to clutter my clean closets, and shelves. Oh how I wish I were a neat freak! But, alas, I am not. My main problem is organization. Finding a place to put stuff. That’s what I always blame it on. IF I knew where to put IT, it would be put away.
One of the first things I need to tackle is a system for taxes. I have receipts and invoices all piled in one envelope. I need a plan to arrange it all for the new year.
I have joined Peter Walsh on Facebook. He is doing a 31 day clutter buster challenge. A new 10 minute task each day for the next month. I actually started a new blog on a whim yesterday, it’s called MRL IRL (My Repurposed Life In Real Life). It’s more of a personal journal of this new journey I’m on to get control of my life.
Please tell me I’m not alone with my clutter dilemma. Do you struggle with these things? Do you have a plan that works for you that can help me?